Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free, educational and enjoyable event experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or religion. To that end, this code of conduct details the behaviour we don’t support.

All communication and interactions should be appropriate for a professional audience. Comments or images that are defamatory, slanderous, discriminatory, obscene or of a sexual nature are prohibited.

Harassment

Harassment includes offensive verbal or online based comments in relation to the above, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.

We do not tolerate harassment of attendees, speakers or staff in any form during conference sessions, online or on the expo floor. Any delegates violating these rules will be asked to stop any harassing behaviour immediately and subsequently may be removed from the show without refund or liability.

If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns please contact the organisers immediately via the registration desk or speak to a member of security.

Sponsors and exhibitors on the expo floor are also subject to the anti harassment policy. Exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities or uniforms, which in any way could create a sexualised environment.

Substance abuse

The use or dissemination of illegal drugs or abused prescription medication of any kind is strictly prohibited. Anyone found with or using illegal substances will be removed from the venue and banned from all future events. The consumption of limited amounts of alcohol is permitted during specific times and at designated locations by those who are of legal drinking age only.

All delegates are asked to please drink responsibly. If you have consumed alcohol and require assistance, please let the conference organisers know via the registration desk.

We thank all of our delegates and partners for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful and friendly to all participants.

Suitcasing & Outboarding

PerformanceIN provides opportunities for our partners to get in front of the world’s leading and up-and-coming brands and retailers, publishers, agencies, networks, SaaS and technology companies to build mutually beneficial partnerships.

In order to do this effectively we ask that all partners abide by the following policy.

Outboarding

Outboarding is the creation of a concurrent event that is related to an existing exhibition or event but that is not sanctioned by the organizer and which seeks to benefit from the audience the organizer attracts.

Outboarding can also take place when a third party pays for a sponsorship at one level and hosts unofficial events for attendees.

Whilst we don’t necessarily discourage peripheral events around the conference, they must not clash with official networking events and we therefore ask for approval from the organizer before planning.

We ask that you do not take part in this practice and decline invitations that conflict with official show activities and programming, and that you report violations to the PerformanceIN team.

Suitcasing

Suitcasing is where a non-exhibiting seller/attendee engages a visitor in a marketing/selling activity at a place not sanctioned by the rules of the exhibition such as the aisles or off the show floor.

PerformanceIN will respond to all complaints regarding suitcasing. Any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company’s booth, will be asked to leave immediately.

These are a few examples of outboarding or suitcasing:

  • A non-sponsor hosting a party on or off site for attendee
  • Having an exhibition booth and having a private dinner for VIP attendees
  • A non-sponsor using the conference hashtag to give away merchandise

Anyone found to be taking part in these activities will be removed from the event and all future speaking engagements or sponsorship opportunities will be revoked.

Thank you to all our partners for your support.

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